Analysis of Indonesia’s Inflation Using ARIMA and Artificial Neural Network

  • Fauzi Insan Estiko Department of Economics, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Wahyuddin Wahyuddin Universitas Komputer Indonesia


This study aims to compare forecast performance of Neural Network (NN) to ARIMA in the case of Indonesia’s inflation and to find if there is any interesting trend in Indonesia’s inflation. We use year-on-year monthly Indonesia’s inflation data from 2006:12 to 2018:12 released by Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). We divide the series into 3 data series to capture the trend in the inflation (i.e DS1, DS2 and DS3). The data set 1 (DS1) covers data  from 2006:12 to 2014:08, DS2 from 2006:12 to 2018:12, dan DS3 from 2010:12 to 2018:12. The series is then  processed using the  standard ARIMA method and NN model. We found that the NN model outperforms the ARIMA model in forecasting inflation for each respective series by analysing  its Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE). We also found that short term lagged-inflation (backward-looking) variable has lesser effect on inflation compared to the more recent series.

How to Cite
Estiko, F., & Wahyuddin, W. (2019). Analysis of Indonesia’s Inflation Using ARIMA and Artificial Neural Network. Economics Development Analysis Journal, 8(2), 151-162.